Planning February 2010

Planning February 2010

Planning coverFive-Ring Circus

Do host cities win or lose with the Olympic Games? James Krohe Jr. seeks the answer.

Sidebar: Perfect Marriage

Sidebar: A Sustainable Approach in Vancouver

Lasting Landscapes

Protected areas could offer best practices for rural planning. Elizabeth Watson reports.

Sidebar: Unique Protections

Web Only Sidebar: Programs for 'Protected Areas'

Healthy Planning in Action

Heather Wooten describes places that are linking planning and health.

Web Only Sidebar: How Can Planning Departments Support Healthy Communities?

Transmission Boost

A surge in wind power means the U.S. needs to seriously upgrade its grid. Allen Best expounds in Planning Practice.

Vive Rive Gauche

A massive redevelopment is transforming Paris, says Yonah Freemark.

Sidebar: The Grand Scheme

Diversifying the Urban Forest

Jill Mazullo confirms that monoculture is no longer the way to go.

Foreclosing the Dream

An excerpt from William Lucy's new APA Planners Press book upends some assumptions about the financial health of inner cities and their suburbs.

Regional and Sustainable

The central Ohio MPO is changing with the times, reports Ellen Marrison. A Sustainable Communities story.


Wildlife overpasses, Great Lakes lawsuit.

Legal News

Subdivisions, as-applied challenges

By the Numbers

Our regular feature on statistics in the news — compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: the Olympics.

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing reviews a bonanza of high-impact articles from the Journal of the American Planning Association.


Great places, Austin incubator.

Planners Library

Handbook for regionalists, climate change.


News reports, blogs, videos, etc.


The transforming power of transit.

Cover: High-voltage transmission lines near Kemmerer, Wyoming. Photo by Allen Best.